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  1. The MKS "Urban Platform" is the modern...

    The MKS "Urban Platform" is the modern incarnation of the Lyotard "Berthet" pedal. Seems pretty nice as long as you don't use a slotted cleat -- unlike the Lyotard original, this pedal has nothing to...
  2. This maybe? This Is What Happened When...

    This maybe?

    This Is What Happened When Bicyclists Obeyed Traffic Laws Along The Wiggle Yesterday | The Snitch | San Francisco | San Francisco News and Events | SF Weekly
  3. 3-cross will work fine. I have a 40 hole SW hub...

    3-cross will work fine. I have a 40 hole SW hub laced 3-cross to a CR-18 rim here. But the CR-18 rim is a drop-in replacement for the original rim, so you could even re-use the spokes if you wanted...
  4. It's most likely an aftermarket modification done...

    It's most likely an aftermarket modification done by a previous owner. Until we see pictures, we can only speculate.
  5. If the problem with your knee is reduced range of...

    If the problem with your knee is reduced range of motion, you may find shorter crank arms will help by reducing how much your knee needs to flex with each pedal stroke.
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    It's a centerpull brake straddle cable.

    It's a centerpull brake straddle cable.
  7. I beg to differ with this assessment. I had,...

    I beg to differ with this assessment. I had, until this very summer, my original Huret Duopar "Eco" (steel instead of titanium) derailleur in constant use since 1978 in all kinds of conditions. I...
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    Any kind of butt can do it if the leather is...

    Any kind of butt can do it if the leather is over-treated.
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    Provided it's not stretched or torn, the best...

    Provided it's not stretched or torn, the best thing to do is ride it. The saddle and your butt will accommodate to each other over time. If the leather is dry, a sparing application of Proofide or...
  10. If you don't have at least one brake installed,...

    If you don't have at least one brake installed, DO NOT use a freewheel, or the only way to stop will be to press your shoe against the tire ("Ted Shred") or jump off the bike.
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    I'd still rather have regular drop bars, for...

    I'd still rather have regular drop bars, for those days when there's a relentless headwind on the commute home.
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    Don't bother with trying to find a Simplex delrin...

    Don't bother with trying to find a Simplex delrin replacement; they're not worth it and will break just as the original did. 28.6mm was the most common diameter for front derailleurs; I'm surprised...
  13. Pictures would help a great deal. Just...

    Pictures would help a great deal.

    Just sayin'...
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    That's it, right there. You have fewer hand...

    That's it, right there. You have fewer hand positions with bullhorns, and in the long term, that can limit comfort.

    When bullhorn bars first came into use for record attempts and time trials, the...
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    +1 this. Bullhorn bars came into being as...

    +1 this. Bullhorn bars came into being as specialty items, to be used for record attempts and time trials. Comfort was a distant secondary concern, if it was a concern at all. Their use on street...
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    Yes. He emigrated to Argentina first, after some...

    Yes. He emigrated to Argentina first, after some trouble with the Franco dictatorship in Spain at the time, and later settled in New Jersey. Kolin and de la Rosa's book "The Custom Bicycle" has a...
  17. I wouldn't anticipate any problems, unless you...

    I wouldn't anticipate any problems, unless you try running them at super-high pressure. But there's absolutely no reason to run a tire that wide at pressure over 80psi.
  18. Is this in the Upper Peninsula? Some of my best...

    Is this in the Upper Peninsula? Some of my best memories of bike touring are from unsupported rides up there. Relax, you'll have a great time.
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    From spocalc.xls...

    From spocalc.xls:

    http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/normandy.jpg
  20. They're nice brakes if they fit your frame, but...

    They're nice brakes if they fit your frame, but good luck finding replacement pads for them!
  21. The All British Cycling Event...

    The All British Cycling Event is happening September 18, 19 & 20, 2015 in New Brighton Minnesota. I've attended several times and enjoyed it.
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    "No hands : the rise and fall of the Schwinn...

    "No hands : the rise and fall of the Schwinn Bicycle Company : an American institution" is a good book about the bicycle industry.
  23. It may not look like the original, but the acorn...

    It may not look like the original, but the acorn nut on a threaded brake pad is the same thread as the brake pivot bolt.
  24. The Command shifters were made for a few years,...

    The Command shifters were made for a few years, but they're not that common and quite popular in certain circles. Expect to pay top dollar for a set. It might be more cost effective to replace them...
  25. Those are great pedals; built to outlast even the...

    Those are great pedals; built to outlast even the Zombie Apocalypse.
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